Newsgathering on the Sofa: How social media helped reporters cover COVID-19

Description: “Stay home” – These are two words journalists would never think of doing when asked to cover the greatest global health emergency in a generation… but that is what journalists had to do. So how did social media step in to support their newsgathering? This panel will run through the best and worst of newsgathering online from tools to disinformation and everything in between.

Dataminr (moderator)
Senior Journalist (Name TBC)
Senior Journalist (Name TBC)

Suggested Speaker(s)

  • Garrett Santora (would be moderator)
    Director, News, Dataminr
  • 2 x journalists (dataminr clients) TBC